Saturday, January 12, 2008


Within 1 block of our home are 9 artists. Walk another block and there are 7 more and in another 1-2 blocks there are another 16. (this is an unofficial count-I’ve probably missed several writers and muscians.) Every second Saturday 25+ galleries and studios are open, and usuallly there is music at one or more of the venues. Our neighborhood coffee shop has live music on weekends, and hosts a writers gathering several times a month.

I am not exagerating when I say it is a great place for an artist to live and work, surrounded by an inspiring community of artists that freely shares ideas and techniques and supports each others endeavors.

And regarding that “dream house” of ours. Well this is what it looks like now, with an addition on the back for the studio and gallery. And have I mentioned that we have nine whippets living with us? That is Delia, my constant companion, standing watch at the gallery door. She was one of the gang of 9 until 2 years ago when she suddenly decided she was meant to be my dog, and has been with me, everywhere, since then.

Here are the "after" pictures of our dream house.


timeisoftheessence said...

I am so glad that you have came to our neighborhood. I am going to BLOG about some of you soon! Just trying to think of the right words! HMMMM?

Linda said...

How wonderful to live in this kind of neighborhood! I can imagine that every day is just FUN. (Especially with NINE whippets...!!do you do rescue?)
;-) One of these days we're going to have to get up there to see this community!

dog face girls said...

And what a lovely, comfortable home you have.


bestonline323 said...

that is so wonderful you got your dream home!
we just moved into a new home too, but not quite our dream home yet, but it is a wonderful home, so i know the feeling and how great it feels!

So happy for you!

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